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Suspicious deaths near St. Stephen were a result of murder-suicide: N.B. RCMP

Police tape is shown at the scene of a hydro vault fire in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Police tape is shown at the scene of a hydro vault fire in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Graeme Roy / The Canadian Press

The death of a man and a woman in their 60s in the St. Stephen, N.B., area was the result of a murder-suicide, according to police.

New Brunswick RCMP say they were called to a residence on Route 170 in Oak Bay, N.B., shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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Police say the bodies of a 61-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man were found inside.

Autopsies were conducted and police say the investigation has determined that the woman’s death was the result of a homicide, and that the man was responsible for her death.

The man died as a result of a self-inflicted wound, police added, and a firearm was recovered at the scene.

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Police say due to the circumstances surrounding the deaths, no criminal charges will be laid.

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